As the sports world continues to pull for a full recovery from Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who has since woken up from his medically induced coma, the NFL remains faced with the task of figuring out viable paths forward for completing its regular season schedule.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network said Wednesday that the NFL is weighing a pair of options for how to handle the postponement of Monday night’s game between Buffalo and Cincinnati.
“Another option—seemingly a maybe more unlikely option, but an option nonetheless—is to move back the playoffs, play this game in Week 19, eliminate the bye between the championship games and the Super Bowl, and move on from there,” Rapoport said. “Those are the kinds of things the league is discussing. I would expect some sort of announcement at some point soon.”
According to another report from Pro Football talk, it appears the postponed game between the Bills and Bengals will not be played.
Since the game won’t be played, it would leave both franchises with a 16-game season and having their playoff seeding determined by win percentage. This is absolutely huge news as we draw closer to the playoffs.
Both teams have defeated the Chiefs, but it looks like they will end up with the number one seed because of what happened to Damar Hamlin.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.